MGA Scoop - April 2024

MGA Scoop

April 2024

Upcoming Events

WIE Manga Story Contest
    • Manga Story Contest

      Deadline 3 May
      Want to become a published author? Send in your stories for the 2024 Manga Story Contest! For guidelines, to submit, and to get inspired from the 2023 stories: VISIT

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    • Webinar: Negotiating For Value – How to Get Paid What You Are Worth

      24 AprilH | 11 A.M. ET
      Showcase your true value to your leadership and begin earning the salary you deserve!
      Register Today

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    • What You Should Know About the IEEE Learning Network

      16 April | 12 P.M. ET
      Register for the upcoming webinar taking place on 16 April at 12pm ET that will introduce you to ILN, how you can use ILN to continue your professional development, learn about emerging technologies, and aid in your career advancement.
      Save your seat today!

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  • 2024 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (VICS) and Honors Ceremony

    3 May | 9 A.M. - 10 P.M. ET, (Summit during the day, Honors Ceremony in the evening).
    The 2024 IEEE Vision, Innovation, and Challenges Summit (IEEE VIC Summit) & Honors Ceremony will be held at the Encore Boston Harbor, Everett, MA. See today's experts, visionaries, and innovators and honor icons whose work has propelled major societal advances.
    For More Information and Register Today

MGA Geo-Units Award Approval Process

All MGA geographic units and MGA Committees must follow the following award approval process: the process routes all Region, Area, Council, Section, Chapter, Affinity Group and Student Branch new award proposals or revisions to existing awards to the respective Region for final approval.

New award proposals from MGA Committees should be forwarded to MGA ARC and MELCC for endorsement and to the MGA Board for final approval.

MGA ARC will evaluate all proposals for new awards or revision of existing awards. All award proposals must be submitted using the appropriate MGA Awards Template and sent to the MGA ARC Chair at:

CLICK HERE: to find the MGA Awards Template and information about the award approval process. Additional information and guidelines for developing award proposals is found in the MGA Operations Manual Sections 8.3 and 8.4.

Email questions to:

2024 Call for Nominations – Friend of MGA Awards

The Friend of MGA awards are designed to recognize support provided to IEEE and its members by firms, divisions of firms, or individuals (non-IEEE members). Nominators can submit nominations for individuals or organizations for a Friend Award at the supporting or sustaining level.

Nominations for this award can be submitted at any time during the year.

To learn more about the Friend of IEEE MGA Awards: CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE: to submit a nomination for Friend of MGA Award.

For questions about MGA Awards Program, contact:

140 years

IEEE is Celebrating 140 Years!!

With over 460,000 members around the world, over 6,000,000 documents in the IEEE Xplore® digital library, 1,100+ active standards, more than 2,000 conferences in our portfolio, a lot to celebrate about IEEE over the last 140 years!

Help spread the word about the outstanding contributions our IEEE members and volunteers have made, using our: 140th IEEE Anniversary Toolkit.

In this toolkit, you will find the 140th Anniversary mark, social media graphics and posts, slide animations, talking points and more for your event or communication needs. Download assets from the marketing toolkit today to help you plan a memorable and integrated marketing campaign honoring the enduring legacy of IEEE.

Have a question?

Reach out to the IEEE Brand Team

Doubling the Difference: The Power of Employer Matching for Volunteers

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IEEE leaders, like you, play a crucial role in driving positive change, dedicating your time, talent, and treasure to the mission of IEEE. What you many may not realize is that your contributions (both of money and/or volunteer time) can be amplified through an employer matching program. Employees who initiate these matching gift requests often can designate the funds. This gives your geographic unit the opportunity to raise additional funds for your philanthropic priorities. Consider how you can market matching gifts to your volunteers and members.

Below are some resources to help in marketing matching gifts to your volunteers/members:

  • IEEE Foundation Matching Gift Webpage – contains a widget where potential donors can search their employer policies.
  • Profile on matching gift donor: Mythili Chaganti.

    What are matching gifts?

    Employer matching programs are a form of corporate philanthropy where companies match their employees' charitable contributions, including cash donations and volunteer hours. The amounts for both options vary based on the organizations. Employers are constantly changing policies for matching gifts, volunteers should always check with their employer to get the most up-to-date policies.

    If you have additional questions about matching gifts, please contact the IEEE Foundation at:

New Course Alert!

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Beyond the Hype: How 5G & 6G Empower the Immersive XR Revolution

In the premiere offering of this new online course with renowned tech leader and industry expert Mischa Dohler on 17 April, introduces you to the emerging area of Extended Reality (XR). In Extended Reality, which encompasses the spectrum of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and Mixed Reality (MR), the technological landscape is rapidly evolving. Take this course to get a high-level understanding of XR technologies, exploring the evolution, market trends, and transformative potential fueled by 5G and the future 6G. A brief look at the research and industry challenges facing this technology and potential solutions will be shared followed by an exciting glimpse of the future of immersive technologies.

Learn More and Register

Access Cutting-Edge Research from IEEE

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The IEEE Member Digital Library brings IEEE members exclusive, instant access to IEEE journals, magazines, transactions, letters, and conference proceedings through a monthly subscription. Access the information you need from the full range of IEEE publications with a monthly subscription to the IEEE Member Digital Library.

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Sharpen Your Skills as a Technical Leader

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Advance your technical skills with our industry specific courses, or improve soft and managerial skills with our leadership training course programs. Own your future with the IEEE Professional Development Suite. Special discounts available for IEEE Members!

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5 Certifications that Can Boost a Cybersecurity Leader’s Career

IEEE Member Rebecca Herold discusses the cybersecurity certifications that can help boost careers.

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Open Access Dataset Uploads 50% off through April 30th

50% off on open access

IEEE DataPort is running a limited time promotion, making Open Access Dataset Uploads 50% off now through April 30, 2024.

This is a $975 value!

Open Access datasets are a great way to support Open Access initiatives. Uploading an Open Access dataset makes it free for any IEEE DataPort user to view your research data (unlike Standard Datasets that only Subscribers get access to). Open Access datasets up to 2TB can be uploaded to IEEE DataPort.

Making your research data freely available to IEEE DataPort users can help you gain more citations on your research. Uploading datasets as Open Access can also help you meet funding agency requirements and helps ensure compliance with data requirements to secure future research funding.

Other Open Access Datasets Benefits:

  • Supports research reproducibility.
  • Facilitates discoverability.
  • Accelerates research.
  • Fosters innovation.
  • Enables the data to be linked to a published paper.
  • Enables your ability to receive and share feedback with other researchers.

Upload an Open Access Dataset Today!

IEEE Spectrum Stories

IEEE President’s Note: Let’s Get Practical

Industry and students are critical to the success of IEEE.

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The Story Behind Pixar’s RenderMan CGI Software

Used to create Toy Story, the tools revolutionized animation.

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The Engineer Behind Samsung’s Speech Recognition Software

Chanwoo Kim, an IEEE member, now heads Korea University’s speech and language processing lab.

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IEEE Launches Universal Resource Center

25k+ technical resources

IEEE has launched a new Universal Resource Center, making it easier to access the more than 25,000 resources users need to advance their studies, career, or research.

The improved platform was created after surveying hundreds of resource center users. The new platform features easy navigation, search capabilities, and filtering by resource type.

The Universal Resource Center enables anyone to access engineering educational resources on demand. Resource Centers contain valuable, peer-reviewed technical content from reputable experts to enhance research or industry work, implement trainings, or earn CEU/PDH credits.

Search through more than 25,000 resources across all 30+ IEEE societies including conference content, educational videos, webinars, white papers, slide decks, technical presentations, tutorials, and more. Many are free or free to society members, and more than 2,000 resources provide educational credits.

Explore the Universal Resource Center Today!

Celebrating Brilliant Minds and a Bright Future: IEEE EAB Awards

IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Awards recognize and honor major contributions to engineering and technical education. Awards are given for meritorious activities in accreditation, continuing education, educational innovation, pre-university education, service to the IEEE EAB, employee professional development, informal education systems, and related achievements that advance the practice of engineering and of engineering education.

You know deserving individuals. Who will you nominate? Award nominations are now being accepted.

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Apply to be a STEM Champion

Are you an IEEE Volunteer conducting STEM outreach programs for pre-university students and/or teachers in your local community on behalf of IEEE? Would you like to help inspire other volunteers to get involved in STEM outreach? Then, we want to hear from you. We are looking to add to our STEM Champion team. All active IEEE Members are invited to apply. The application window is now open and closes on 8 April (11:59pm EDT).

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Submit a Project Proposal to EPICS in IEEE

EPICS in IEEE has announced their call for service-learning projects that benefit humanity! Students, faculty, and professionals have the opportunity to address the technological needs of communities through service-learning projects.

EPICS in IEEE has partnered with the Industry Application Society (IAS) to support service-learning projects that align with the mission and vision of IAS. Projects should include the design, development, and application of safe, sustainable, reliable, smart electrical systems, equipment and services.

The proposal deadline is 1 May, 2024.


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IEEE President Tom Coughlin Kickoff Education Week Presentation

Join us for a keynote presentation to kick off IEEE Education Week featuring 2024 IEEE President and CEO, Tom Coughlin. In this exclusive session, President Coughlin will discuss priorities for 2024, including retaining younger members, the future of education, key topics related to industry engagement and workforce development and how all these priorities all tie together.

Don't miss this exciting free webinar taking place on 15 April at 12pm ET. Save your seat today!

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Best Practices for Service Learning from Past EPICS in IEEE Project Leaders

Join EPIC in IEEE on 16 April at 9:30am ET for the "Best Practices for Service Learning from Past EPICS in IEEE Project Leaders" panel, led by Leah Jamieson, past 2007 IEEE President and co-founder of EPICS at Purdue University, and hear about the EPICS in IEEE experience from past project leaders!

Students and faculty members from past EPICS in IEEE projects will share what they have learned from proposal to deployment, and best practices to ensure project success.

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Join us for IEEE Education Week Beginning on 14 April!

IEEE makes an impact through education at every level, from pre-university STEM, to university activities, to continuing professional education.

Learn how you can be a part of IEEE Education Week, taking place on 14-20 April 2024, by visiting: education

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Add Value and Attendees to Your Events with IEEE Credentialing

Join us during IEEE Education Week for a webinar entitled, "Add Value and Attendees to Your Events with IEEE Credentialing." Learn about the value of IEEE digital certificates and how technical professionals seek events that offer professional development hours and continuing education units.

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TryEngineering & Keysight: Inspiring the Engineers of Tomorrow

Learn how IEEE TryEngineering and Keysight have partnered to build awareness of engineering. To celebrate IEEE Education Week, join us April 17 at 10:30am ET for a webinar, "TryEngineering & Keysight: Inspiring the Engineers of Tomorrow," to learn more about this partnership, the sponsored lesson plans, and dive into our new lessons focused on electronics and the power of simulations.

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Investing in Your Future: The Importance of Continuing Education for Engineers

Tune in on 18 April at 11am ET to learn about the importance of continuing education for engineers and how the IEEE Professional Development Suite can empower technical professionals in all levels of their career with our specialized business and leadership training programs.

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Global Semiconductors: IEEE Resources and Communities for Those Working in the Semiconductor Industry

Learn about the ways that professionals working with semiconductors globally can navigate relevant IEEE resources and communities. Register for the free webinar, "Global Semiconductors: IEEE Resources and Communities for Those Working in the Semiconductor Industry" on 18 April at 1pm ET.

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Gain New Skills with this Special eLearning Discount

Start celebrating IEEE Education Week early with our special promotion on select eLearning courses. From now until 30 April 2024 you can purchase some of our newest online courses on the IEEE Learning Network for USD $10 each with the code ILNIEW24. Check out the discounted courses and gain new skills today.

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Build and Retain a Highly-Trained Technical Workforce with Credentialing Programs

According to Careertech, “credentials provide proof of knowledge, verify a student’s capability to perform a particular trade, skill, or occupation, and give students incentive for further achievement.” Read "Build and Retain a Highly-Trained Technical Workforce with Credentialing Programs" to learn more about the importance of providing digital credentials.

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IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu 2024 TechX

Whether you’re looking to improve your technical skills, engage with cutting-edge technologists, prepare for your next career step, network with students & professionals from around the world, or all of the above, IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu 2024 TechX is the place to be!


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Resources for Volunteers

  • Webex Event User Guide available HERE

  • Interested in using Google Meet? Send us an email at:

  • IEEE Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE)
    Find volunteer training and resources in the IEEE CLE.

  • IEEE Learning Network
    The IEEE Learning Network (ILN) gives members easy access to online learning content from across IEEE, all in one place. Browse hundreds of courses on core and emerging technologies, leadership skills, and more.

  • Additional IEEE Virtual Events Resources
    The following IEEE resources can also be useful for organizers looking to virtualize their events: